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Myron Nathan Crandall

Myron Nathan Crandall

Male 1818 - 1860  (41 years)

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  1. 1.  Myron Nathan CrandallMyron Nathan Crandall was born on 17 Aug 1818 in Genesee, New York (son of David Crandall and Margaret Ann McBride); died on 4 Aug 1860 in Springville, Utah, Utah.

    Notes:

    His wedding to Tryphena Bisbee was performed by Hyrum Smith, brother of Joseph Smith. He and his family were among the eight families that founded what is now Springville, Utah.

    Life sketch of Myron Nathan Crandall, author unknown:

    Myron Nathan Crandall, the fourth child of David Crandall and Margret McBride, was born in Genessee County, western New York on 17 Aug 1818. In 1823 the family moved to Villanova, NY where they lived for about eleven years. There they heard the gospel, joined the church and moved to Kirtland, Ohio. Myron Nathan was fifteen years old. The family then followed the church migrations from Kirtland to Missourit then to Quincy, IL and later to LaHarpe, IL, not far from Nauvoo.

    On Jan 26, 1841 Myron Nathan married Tryphena Bisbee who had joined the church in 1837 and was living in Nauvoo. They were married in her Uncle Noah Packard's home by Hyrum Smith, brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

    Two children were born to them in Illinois, Julia Ann 26 Nov 1841 and Hyrum Oscar 26 Apr 1844. Persecution was so strong against the church the members were forced to leave Illinois.

    In Aug 1844 Myron Nathan's mother died and in 1845 his father married Mrs. Jerusha Smith who was not interested in following the Saints when most of them left Illinois and moved to Iowa. David, his nine year old daughter, Margret Ann, and his new wife, Jerusha, stayed in LaHarpe. Margaret Ann died there at age seventeen.

    Myron Nathan, his married brothers and sisters with their spouses and children, and his three unmarried brothers left Illinois about 1847 and settled in Kanesville, Iowa. Myron Nathan built the first dugout in the community. In 1848 his third child, Myron Edgar was born and during this period their first child, Julia Ann suffered a severe hip injury which left her permanetly crippled and they were unable to travel with her for some time.

    Early in June 1850 the Crandalls left Kanesville to go to Utah with the Aaron Johnson Company. There were 22 in the Crandall group as follows: Eliza Crandall, her husband John Deal and 4 children; Myron N Crandall, his wife Tryphena Bisbee and 3 children; Spicer Wells, his wife Orinda Spafford; Emiline Crandall, husband Richard Bird and 2 children; Laura Crandall her husband Willis K Johnson; Martin Pardon Crandall age 20 unmarried; Lucien Delancy Crandall age 18 unmarried; Nelson David Crandall age 16 unmarried.

    While in Kanesville Myron Nathan owned a six acre farm, had a span of horses, two yoke of oxen, two cows and sufficient provisions to last two years; consequently, they came across the plains with fewer hardships than many of the Saints. Myron's kindness and thoughtfulness for his wife, who was pregnant, was shown by his taking a rocking chair and a small cook stove for her comfort and a hammock for his crippled daughter which swung from the wagon bows and made her journey more bearable.

    In the latter part of June tragedy struck the company. Aaron Johnson's wife, Polly Kelsey, Spicer Crandall's wife Irinda Spafford, her mother four of her brothers and sisters and Willis K Johnson, husband of Laura Crandall, all died of Cholera. They were buried near the Platte river in Nebraska.

    The Aaron Johnson Company arrived in Salt Lake 12 September 1850. Brigham Young requested the first eight wagons to go to Springville and build a fort there. The teams comprised those of Aaron Johnson, Myron Nathan Crandall, Martin Pardon Crandall, William Miller, John W Deal, Richard Bird, and Amos Warren and his brother.

    In November 1850 Myron Nathan and Tryphena's fourth child, Franklin Austin, was born, the first child born in the settlement.

    Before the first winter set in a fort was competed and the church organization effected. The Springville fort was built on a rise and covered 1.5 acres of ground. It was located near the northwest corner of Main and Center streets. All the houses faced the enclosure with their doors and window opening into it. For safety measures there were no windows on the outside of the cabins. There were gates on the east and west sides of the fort and bastions at the corners. In times of trouble the cattle were driven inside the enclosure for protection.

    Aaron Johnson was the first bishop with William Miller and Myron Nathan Crandall as his counselors. For the first two years church was held in the fort but later Aaron Johnson built a large adobe home with one large room reserved for church, social gatherings and dances.

    During the winter of 1851-2 Springville was surveyed and a site chosen for a city square and a school. The rest of the lots which were 12.5 rods square were chosen by drawing a number out of a box. The lot drawn by Myron Nathan is located at what is now the northwest corner of Main street and Second north.

    In 1852 the legislature approved a charter for Springville and held an election to appoint a mayor and alderman. Myron Nathan was appointed an alderman and his duties included acting as Justice of the Peace, a position he held until his death.

    Myron Nathan had received his endowmnets at Nauvoo but was not sealed until it could be done in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City.

    He entered into plural marriage with Susanna Wimmer 9 Dec 1854 and with Mary Hurst 11 Mar 1857. He was a hard worker and a good provider.

    While sickling grain Myron Nathan became overheated, contracted pneumonia and died 4 August 1860, age 42. He was survived by his three wives and eleven children, seven by Tryphena, two by Susanna Wimmer and two by Mary Hurst.

    Tryphena died in 1863 and she and Myron Nathan are buried in the old Springville cemetery with a suitable marker on their graves. His other wives married his brothers. Susanna Wimmer Crandall married Spicer Wills Crandall and gave birth to seven more children. she died in 1918. Mary Hurst Crandall married Martin Pardon Crandall and had one child. In 1875 she married Amost Maycock and had three more children.

    While the life of Myron Nathan Crandall covered only 42 years it was a life filled with hardship, responsibilities and tribulations but also major accomplishments, blessings and rewards. He was a valiant pioneer and a most faithful church leader.

    Myron Nathan's father, David, and his mother, Margret McBride, led the family into the church and journeyed together from Villanova to Missouri and Nauvoo. Myron Nathan, his good wife and his brothers and sisters stayed together through the tribulations from Nauvoo to Utah. The Crandall posterity now numbers in the thousands and the benefits of the struggles and hardships their ancestors endured in remaining faithful to the church.

    Myron married Tryphena Bisbee on 26 Jan 1841 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. Tryphena (daughter of James Bisbee and Polly Packard) was born on 4 Apr 1819 in McDonough, Chenango, New York; died on 12 Oct 1863 in Springville, Utah, Utah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Hyrum Oscar Crandall was born on 26 Apr 1844 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois; died on 29 Apr 1904 in Driggs, Teton, Idaho; was buried in Driggs Cemetery, Driggs, Teton, Idaho.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  David CrandallDavid Crandall was born in 1789 in Hebron, Washington, New York (son of Pardon Crandall and Susannah Wells); died on 12 Mar 1861 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1 Jun 1795, Caldwell, Warren, New York

    Notes:

    Shoemaker.

    From Our Crandall and Beckstead Ancestors:

    "The families of David Crandall and his in-laws, the McBrides, remained close and moved from one place to another together. David and his family heard the Gospel in the home of his mother-in-law. [...] The family moved from New York to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1835. Late in 1835, David, Margaret and Daniel Mead Crandall went to Pike County. Most of the family remained in Kirtland. It is in Pike County where their youngest child was born. Daniel returned to Kirtland that year and David and Margaret remained in Missouri. They went through the same persecutions as did the other Saints there. [...] From Missouri, David and Margaret moved to Quincy, Illinois in about 1838, and met up with the rest of the family. They stayed in Quincy for three years. In 1841, the moved to LaHarpe, Illinois, twenty three miles east of Nauvoo, where there was a thriving branch of the church. [...] David and Margaret were endowed on August 24, 1843, in Nauvoo, in the office of the President.

    "David Married Mrs. Jerusha Smith sometime between the death of Margaret and when the Saints left the area in 1846. She had children from her first marriage. [...] Two reasons kept David in LaHarpe: his youngest daughter, Margaret Ann, had mental limitations and he knew that she would not be able to handle the arduous trip west; and his second wife, who was not a member of the Church, refused to go. [...] In 1853, his daughter, Margaret Ann, died."

    David married Margaret Ann McBride about 1810. Margaret (daughter of Rev. Daniel McBride and Abigail Mead) was born in 1795 in Chester, Washington, New York; died in Aug 1845 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Margaret Ann McBride was born in 1795 in Chester, Washington, New York (daughter of Rev. Daniel McBride and Abigail Mead); died in Aug 1845 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1 Jun 1792
    • Alternate birth: 1 Jun 1794, Chester, Washington, New York

    Notes:

    Baptized into the LDS, along with her husband and some of their children, 16 Apr 1833 in Villanova, New York. [Our Crandall and Beckstead Ancestors]

    The baptisms were performed by Amasa M. Lyman and William F. Cahoon. [David Crandall]

    In 1842, her sister Martha McBride became one of the plural wives of Joseph Smith.

    Children:
    1. 1. Myron Nathan Crandall was born on 17 Aug 1818 in Genesee, New York; died on 4 Aug 1860 in Springville, Utah, Utah.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Pardon CrandallPardon Crandall was born in 1761 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island (son of Nathan Crandall and Bathsheba Pierce); died on 24 Mar 1837 in Hebron, Washington, New York.

    Notes:

    Fought in the Revolution.

    Pardon married Susannah Wells about 1783 in Hebron, Washington, New York. Susannah (daughter of Benjamin Wells and Sarah Reynolds) was born on 23 Apr 1767 in Hebron, Washington, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Susannah Wells was born on 23 Apr 1767 in Hebron, Washington, New York (daughter of Benjamin Wells and Sarah Reynolds).
    Children:
    1. 2. David Crandall was born in 1789 in Hebron, Washington, New York; died on 12 Mar 1861 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.

  3. 6.  Rev. Daniel McBride was born on 13 Sep 1766 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York (son of Samuel McBride and Margaret Brown); died on 1 Sep 1823 in Le Roy, Genesee, New York; was buried in Genesee, New York.

    Notes:

    He was an itinerant Pre-Campbellite minister, according to the Wikipedia article about his daughter Martha McBride.

    Daniel married Abigail Mead in 1787 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York. Abigail (daughter of Gideon Mead and Martha Fiske) was born on 29 Jan 1770 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York; died on 12 Mar 1854 in Ogden, Weber, Utah; was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Utah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Abigail Mead was born on 29 Jan 1770 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York (daughter of Gideon Mead and Martha Fiske); died on 12 Mar 1854 in Ogden, Weber, Utah; was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Utah.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 13 Mar 1854, Ogden, Weber, Utah

    Notes:

    "Daniel McBride married Abigail Mead, who was born in 1770 in Dutchess County, New York. She descended from the Quaker Mead and Fiske families of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Abigail joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1833, almost 10 years after Daniel's death, as did most of their 9 children, and, after living in Kirtland, Ohio and Nauvoo, Illinois, emigrated to Utah in 1847, one of the oldest persons to cross the plains to Utah in that first settlement year." [Our Crandall and Beckstead Ancestors]

    It's notable that Abigail Mead was descended from Meads on both sides -- her father was a Mead, and her mother's mother was one as well.

    Out of all of TNH's Mormon pioneer ancestors, she may or may not have been the first to be baptised into the church, but born in 1770, she was certainly the oldest. She was born before the Revolution and lived to see the Salt Lake Valley.

    From Our Crandall and Beckstead Ancestors:

    About 1829, Abigail heard of the mysterious visions of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and wholly believed in them. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 25, 1833. The entire family also joined the church.

    In the spring of 1835, they sold their farms at great sacrifices and traveled to Kirtland, Ohio to be with the rest of the Saints. The trip was made by stagecoach and canal boat, which took about six days.

    They donated liberally to the building of the city of Kirtland and to the temple. With six of her children, Abigail enjoyed the heavenly manifestations given at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple on March 27, 1836. Her son, Reuben, became the custodian of the Kirtland Temple.

    She received her patriarchal blessing from Joseph Smith, Sr. on June 8, 1836. The following is the body of the blessing:

    "My aged sister, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of the world, and by the power and authority of the Priesthood, I lay my hands on thy head; and on the heads of thy posterity, confer a blessing. Thou hast had sorrow and affliction out of which the Lord is delivering thee. He has established thy faith. Thou has obeyed the Gospel of the Savior. Thy name is been written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Thou art of the lineage of Abraham. If thou holdest on thy way, the time will come when thou, like Job, shall see God, in the flesh, standing upon the earth. Thou shalt see angels and receive the communication of the Holy Ghost. Thy children shall stand in the covenant, by the power of God, thou shalt go to Zion, and be in good health. Thy mind shall be strong and rejoice in thy God. Thou shalt not want for the things of this life. Give up thyself to God and thou shalt see they redeemer, who thou desirest to know. Thou shalt be a member of the Celestial World. I seal these blessings upon thy head. I seal these things up to eternal life. Amen and amen."

    Abigail endured the persecutions attending the twelve thousand members of the church in their migration to Nauvoo, Illinois. [...]

    Abigail assembled with the huge crowd when Joseph led his famous Nauvoo Legion, in their elegant uniforms with their plumed hats, through the streets of Nauvoo for the last time. She heard his famous farewell address, with unsheathed sword, pointing heavenward in defense of his followers, from the top of an unfinished building.

    Shortly after the Prophet was martyred, with deepest sorrow, she was able to view his remains, along with thousands of tear-stained companions. [...]

    Abigail was present on August 8, 1844, when the mantle of Joseph Smith fell upon Brigham Young. She heard Brigham Young's declaration that he was the rightful leader of the Saints and would lead them safely to the tops of the Rocky Mountains, as predicted by the martyred Prophet.

    Abigail was endowed on January 28, 1846, in the Nauvoo Temple. She was among the Saints expelled from Nauvoo, who made their homes in tents, covered wagons, and hurriedly erected log cabins across the Mississippi River.

    She joined the first emigrant company to follow Brigham Young, leaving Elk Horn on June 17, 1847. She endured the inconveniences of the long trek in this huge company of fifteen hundred men, women, and children, who were in five hundred sixty wagons, with five thousand head of stock. They traveled between four to eleven miles a day, taking turns by the hundreds in leading the caravan.

    On September 4, 1847, they rejoiced in meeting Brigham Young and his party, who had come to lead them into the Salt Lake Valley. Three days later, a great feast was arranged, concluding with a dance; an Indian attack followed. It was the latter part of September when they arrived in the Salt Lake Valley.

    Abigail was described as a short, rather stout, fine old lady with a square face and a fair complexion.

    Children:
    1. John McBride was born on 5 Jan 1786 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York; died on 31 Aug 1860.
    2. Samuel McBride was born on 25 Aug 1789 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York; died on 12 Mar 1872.
    3. Daniel McBride was born on 19 Mar 1791; died on 2 May 1859.
    4. James McBride was born on 19 Jul 1793 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York; died on 13 Aug 1839 in Pike, Illinois; was buried in Pike, Illinois.
    5. 3. Margaret Ann McBride was born in 1795 in Chester, Washington, New York; died in Aug 1845 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
    6. Hyrum McBride was born on 5 Jun 1798 in Chester, Washington, New York; died on 10 Nov 1839.
    7. Cyrus Gideon McBride was born on 17 Aug 1800 in Chester, Washington, New York; died on 25 Aug 1833 in Dundee, Monroe, Michigan.
    8. Reuben McBride was born on 16 Jun 1803 in Chester, Washington, New York; died on 26 Feb 1891 in Utah.
    9. Martha McBride was born on 17 Mar 1805 in Chester, Washington, New York; died on 20 Nov 1901 in Hooper, Weber, Utah.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Nathan Crandall was born about 1732 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island (son of John Crandall and Mary Crandall); died before 1774 in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Nathan married Bathsheba Pierce on 5 Apr 1753 in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island. Bathsheba (daughter of Edward Pierce and Bathsheba Closson) was born in 1732 in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Bathsheba Pierce was born in 1732 in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island (daughter of Edward Pierce and Bathsheba Closson).
    Children:
    1. 4. Pardon Crandall was born in 1761 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island; died on 24 Mar 1837 in Hebron, Washington, New York.

  3. 10.  Benjamin Wells was born on 24 Dec 1745 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island (son of Peter Wells and Elizabeth Sweet).

    Benjamin married Sarah Reynolds in 1764 in Lisbon, St. Lawrence, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Sarah Reynolds (daughter of George Reynolds and Joanna Spencer).

    Notes:

    She is probably the Sarah Reynolds shown as born 11 Aug, year not known, to George and Hannah Reynolds of North Kingstown, in Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850, first series, volume 5, page 95. Hannah could be a mistake for Joanna. She was definitely a daughter of George and Joanna Reynolds; George called her "Sarah Wells" in his will.

    Children:
    1. 5. Susannah Wells was born on 23 Apr 1767 in Hebron, Washington, New York.

  5. 12.  Samuel McBride was born about 1740 in Antrim, Ireland; died before 1789 in of Stillwater, Saratoga, New York.

    Notes:

    According to Virginia McBride (citation details below), he and his wife emigrated from Ireland before 1766 to Saratoga County, New York.

    Samuel married Margaret Brown. Margaret was born about 1744 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York; died after 1794. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Margaret Brown was born about 1744 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York; died after 1794.

    Notes:

    "By tradition, Margaret's maiden name was Brown." [Virginia McBride, citation details below.]

    Children:
    1. 6. Rev. Daniel McBride was born on 13 Sep 1766 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York; died on 1 Sep 1823 in Le Roy, Genesee, New York; was buried in Genesee, New York.

  7. 14.  Gideon Mead was born about 1744 in of Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York (son of Enos Mead and Millicent); died between 18 Oct 1813 and 29 Sep 1814.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1743, Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York
    • Alternate birth: Bef 1750
    • Alternate death: 27 Sep 1814, Chester, Warren, New York

    Notes:

    He and his wife were second cousins once removed, by virtue of him being a great-great grandson of John Mead and Hannah Potter while she was a great-granddaughter of the same couple.

    Gideon married Martha Fiske about 1768. Martha (daughter of Jonathan Fiske and Abigail Mead) was born between 1745 and 1750 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut; died on 13 Oct 1813 in Chester, Warren, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Martha Fiske was born between 1745 and 1750 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut (daughter of Jonathan Fiske and Abigail Mead); died on 13 Oct 1813 in Chester, Warren, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1750, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut

    Notes:

    "Clues to the identity of Martha, the wife of Gideon Mead (Enos, Jonathan, John, John), may be found in the journal of her grandson, Reuben McBride, now available in the L.D.S. Library in Salt Lake City; leading to the conclusion that Martha was a daughter of Jonathan and Abigail (Mead) Fiske of Greenwich, Connecticut. Among the relatives listed in Reuben McBride's journal are his great-uncles and great-aunts, i.e. brothers and sisters, with their spouses, of his four grandparents: Samuel and Margaret McBride, who emigrated from Ireland before 1766 to Saratoga County, New York, and Gideon and Martha Mead. By tradition, Margaret's maiden name was Brown, leaving only Martha's surname in question. Two of the great-uncles were Jonathan and David Fisk, which suggests that they were related by blood rather than by marriage, and just might be brothers of Martha. Gideon Mead, born about 1744, belonged to the Greenwich, Connecticut, family, and finding a Fisk family of the same period and area, with children named Jonathan, David and Martha, was not difficult. They were among the six minor children named in the will of Jonathan Fiske who died in Greenwich in 1756, their mother being Abigail Mead, a daughter of David and Abigail (Leosee) Mead. Although there is no birth record or marriage record for Martha, she was a minor in 1756 and apparently of legal age when she sold her inheritance in 1767, signing the documents with her mark. With the sale of her property, Martha Fiske disappears from the genealogical scene, but three years later, Martha, wife of Gideon Mead, gave birth to her second child Abigail in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York. Logically, the sale of Martha's property might well have coincided with her marriage to Gideon Mead and their removal to a new home in Nine Partners." [Virginia McBride, "Martha Fiske, the Wife of Gideon Mead." The American Genealogist, July 1969.]

    Children:
    1. 7. Abigail Mead was born on 29 Jan 1770 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York; died on 12 Mar 1854 in Ogden, Weber, Utah; was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Utah.
    2. Millicent Mead was born on 4 May 1772.
    3. Nancy Mead was born on 2 Nov 1775.
    4. Fanny Mead was born on 29 Jun 1777.
    5. Lydia Mead was born about 1778.
    6. Hannah Mead was born on 21 Dec 1780.
    7. Betsey Mead was born in 1782.
    8. Gideon Mead was born on 7 May 1786; died on 18 Sep 1870.